Carnegie Learning | November 02, 2021
Carnegie Learning, a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment, announced today enhancements to its math product and expansions into new areas, namely a Spanish for Spanish speakers solution and tutoring services. Based on ongoing feedback from customers, these updates uniquely address the specific needs of teachers and students alike.
The consumable textbook component of Carnegie Learning’s core blended math solution for middle and high school, now called MATHbook, includes new and enhanced features that support the teaching and learning experience. With a more appealing visual design, new navigational elements, and enhanced facilitation support at point-of-use, Carnegie Learning’s award-winning content is now more accessible to teachers and students at all levels.
This redesign clarified the powerful connection between MATHbook and MATHia, the adaptive, intelligent math software, so that teachers and students can make better connections in their math learning and get the most out of their experience with the blended solution. Additionally, the assessment suite has been strengthened with readiness content that is strategically incorporated to give students access to prerequisite knowledge precisely when they need it.
“This redesign reflects our dedication to continually improving our products and services to best meet the needs of educators and students. We continue to be driven by our firm beliefs that all students are capable learners, they must engage in the learning process, their knowledge emerges over time, and that education is a human endeavor.”
Chief Mathematics Officer,Sandy Bartle Finocchi
En voz alta: Español para hispanohablantes is a 3-level Spanish for Spanish speakers program made specifically for native and heritage speakers of Spanish, who have unique learning strengths and needs that often go unaddressed by available resources. This brand new blended solution of print and digital textbooks and workbooks is the only program that inspires Spanish speakers to discover and embrace their bicultural and bilingual identities while addressing their varied language proficiency through true, integrated differentiation.
Chief Languages Officer Paula Hidalgo states, “We designed this program to help students find their voice again: not the voice of who they are when they are at home or who they are when they are at school, but rather the voice of their new identity that encompasses both cultures.”
Carnegie Learning has launched full-scale math tutoring services to make sure every student can achieve their full learning potential after more than a year and a half of disrupted learning.
These services pair students with highly qualified tutors who bring years of teaching experience, pedagogical training, and instructional best practices to live, virtual sessions. Tutors meet the unique needs of every student, and, with the support of MATHia, the award-winning adaptive software, identify and close skill gaps, accelerate learning, and build the specific skills each student needs to succeed in mathematics.
Courtney Lewis, Senior Director of Tutoring Services, states, “We’re having extraordinary success with our tutors helping students get caught up in their learning, which supports the many studies that have shown the effectiveness of tutoring to address unfinished learning. Adding this one-on-one support will help even more students who need it most.“
Barry Malkin, CEO, says, “As we continue to improve and expand our content, technology, and services, we’re committed to delivering the best solutions in math, language learning, and literacy that we can. We’re thrilled to be able to empower teachers and students with the support and research-backed resources that they deserve.”
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Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of education. Born from more than 30 years of learning science research at Carnegie Mellon University, the company has become a recognized leader in the ed tech space, using artificial intelligence, formative assessment, and adaptive learning to deliver groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. With the highest quality offerings for K-12 math, ELA, literacy, world languages, professional learning and more, Carnegie Learning is changing the way we think about education and creating powerful results for teachers and students alike.
Study International | June 12, 2020
In the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak, Coursera made its full course catalogue available to every university that had to close down. As of June 1, Coursera free courses are available to all students of higher learning institutions around the world. Any undergraduate, graduate or recently-graduated student can sign up to do any course for free. According to Shravan Goli, Chief Product Officer of Coursera, over one million tertiary-level students are already turning to Coursera to continue their education in the pandemic. “Nearly 70% of the world’s students remain impacted by campus closures due to the coronavirus. Among them are hundreds of millions of students in colleges and universities around the world. While on-campus education is interrupted, learning must continue,” Goli wrote in a statement.
Tencent | April 30, 2020
Education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, remotely and on digital platforms.
The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of classroom.
Research suggests that online learning has been shown to increase retention of information, & take less time.
While countries are at different points in their COVID-19 infection rates, worldwide there are currently more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries affected by school closures due to the pandemic. In Denmark, children up to the age of 11 are returning to nurseries and schools after initially closing on 12 March, but in South Korea students are responding to roll calls from their teachers online.
With this sudden shift away from the classroom in many parts of the globe, some are wondering whether the adoption of online learning will continue to persist post-pandemic, and how such a shift would impact the worldwide education market.
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“In response to significant demand, many online learning platforms are offering free access to their services, including platforms”.
~ Highly valued edtech company
Even before COVID-19, there was already high growth and adoption in education technology, with global edtech investments reaching US$18.66 billion in 2019 and the overall market for online education projected to reach $350 Billion by 2025. Whether it is language apps, virtual tutoring, video conferencing tools, or online learning software, there has been a significant surge in usage since COVID-19.;
To support large-scale remote work, the platform tapped Alibaba Cloud to deploy more than 100,000 new cloud servers in just two hours last month .
~ DingTalk CEO Alibaba
In response to significant demand, many online learning platforms are offering free access to their services, including platforms like BYJU’S, a Bangalore-based educational technology and online tutoring firm founded in 2011, which is now the world’s most highly valued edtech company. Since announcing free live classes on its Think and Learn app, BYJU’s has seen a 200% increase in the number of new students using its product, according to Mrinal Mohit, the company's Chief Operating Officer.
Tencent classroom, meanwhile, has been used extensively since mid-February after the Chinese government instructed a quarter of a billion full-time students to resume their studies through online platforms. This resulted in the largest “online movement” in the history of education with approximately 730,000, or 81% of K-12 students, attending classes via the Tencent K-12 Online School in Wuhan.
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